The master bath has been a huge focus this week — here's what's gone down:
|Monday – shower being framed|
|Other wall still raw|
|Tuesday – can lights in|
|Wednesday – wonderboard goes up, ready for tile|
|Drywall on other walls|
|Thursday – drywall is patched. Still a gap left open for duct work between the two bathrooms, which happened Friday. Which brings us to...|
|Friday – all closed in!|
Plan for tile:
|Pebble shower floor, light wood vanity, marble vanity top, and 12x24 shiny white gloss tile everywhere else in the room. And one black and white cat (just kidding)|
The other major news was the paint. May not be impressive in pictures but I almost cried in person when I saw something "new" and "done"....sigh....
|Den, ceiling only of course so far|
|Kitchen, left side only painted b/c cabinets go on the right side|
And last but not least, the niche in the guest bath is finished off and has a great little stainless light that will shine down nicely on it's future glass shelving.
The den is also finally getting some love — the plan is to paint this the White Dove, with contrasting bookshelf backwall color. Molding is being replaced inside the bookshelves and around the room to be less traditional, more flat and contemporary, and the veneer walls are being repaired where needed. New doors for the bookshelves are also being built by our cabinet maker.
And Saturday was the day of.....10,000 bulbs.
Backstory: We have a lot of mondo grass (mini monkey-grass) in our yard. Unfortunately it wasn't in the places we wanted. We decided to blanket the whole declined area of the front yard in it to provide ground cover – basically so we didn't have to mow on the incline. So it had to be moved.
|We used this piece-of-crap bulber from Lowe's to remove the mondo grass from elsewhere in the yard...and start to plant it in rows right above the brick wall.. Mike here as Master Bulber, smiling b/c it was early on in the project!|
We are super-tired out and sore but happy with our work. Too bad there is another whole side for next Saturday, ha!